Creator

Date Original

1865-1912

Description

This collection contains the personal and legal papers of John F. Randall of Arkansas from 1866 through 1914.

Biographical/Historical Note

John F. Randall was born in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, near the city of Cape Girardeau, March 31, 1832. His father was William C. Randall and Sarah A. Randol. John F. Randall married Martha J. Scott in Calhoun County, Illinois He married a second time in 1862 to Edna P. Woodley, of Pike County, Georgia and they had three children William O, Edward L., and a daughter who died. Mr. Randall enlisted in the Union army, July 27, 1862, in Company A, First Arkansas Mounted Rangers. This regiment was reorganized in 1863, at Benton Barracks, Mo., with John E. Phelps as colonel; the regiment afterward being known as the Second Arkansas Cavalry. He acted most of the time as recruiting officer, and in the capacity of scout and escort duty. He participated in the battles of Independence, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Big Blue and many others. After the war John F. Randall acted as justice of the peace in White County, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.051.014

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John F. Randall papers, SMC.051.014

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John F. Randall papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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